The nearest airport to Port Douglas is Cairns Airport which has direct domestic flights from Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Townsville, Weipa, Rockhampton, Mackay and Toowoomba as well as to Alice Springs, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Perth and regional cities and towns across North Queensland.
From Cairns Airport there are numerous ways to get to Port Douglas including self-drive campervans and rental cars, shuttle bus, taxi, or private transfer.
For more information on getting to Port Douglas & Daintree from Cairns or Cairns Airport click here.
From Brisbane: hit the Bruce Highway and head north along the Pacific Coast Way. At 1800KM this is a road trip best enjoyed over a few days, so why not sit back relax and turn the tunes up as you take in some of the highlights of the Sunshine State including the Glasshouse Mountains, Hervey Bay, Fraser Island, the Capricorn Caves, Cape Hillsborough National Park, Airlie Beach and Magnetic Island.
From Sydney: one of the most popular road trips in Australia, especially with backpackers, this journey encompasses much of the east coast of Australia and it is recommended that you take as much time as you can afford to enjoy all that this epic drive has to offer. Travelling north you have the option of taking the Great Inland Way or choosing the slightly longer route along the coast via the Big Pacific Coast Touring Route.
From Broome via the Savannah Way: Australia's Adventure Drive, the Savannah Way, is a 3700KM drive across the Top End taking in 5 World Heritage areas and 20 National Parks as you travel through Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland. As your journey along National Route 1 approaches an end and you enter the Cairns Northern Beaches, head north at Smithfield and follow the Great Barrier Reef Drive (Captain Cook Highway), to continue your adventure! If you're camping or caravanning in the region, check our our blog - Life's s'more fun when you're camping - for information on campsite locations, facilities and dumping points.
For more information on driving the Savannah Way click here.